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Candid Neo-Commie

Posted on | September 30, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Doubling down on the holy-cow commentary of Bev Perdue, we have Peter Funt, son of Alan, appearing at The Moderate Voice:

Despite nagging evidence to the contrary, Ralph Nader is basically a smart guy. Certainly he’s aware of the damage he wrought in 2000 by taking enough votes from Al Gore to hand the presidency to George W. Bush. So, you would assume he would never again gamble with the nation’s highest office.
But Nader is back, telling anyone with a microphone that he’d like a clutch of Democrats, perhaps a half-dozen, to challenge President Obama for the 2012 nomination. Nader doesn’t plan to run himself; in fact, he claims he doesn’t want any of his Trojan candidates to actually win the nomination. All he wants is a good brawl in the form of pre-convention debates.

Oh, that vastly over-rated democracy! If only the philosopher-kings could silence the opposition and simple set about fixing the evils of Reagan Bush [your conservative demon goes here].

The most shocking piece of all this remains the deafening Lefty silence about the fascism underscoring this line of thought.


11 Responses to “Candid Neo-Commie”

  1. Daily Pundit » Not Fascist: Ruling Class Elites
    September 30th, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    […] says that this is evidence of the fascism inherent in leftist politics, but I’m not so sure, given how prevalent similar thinking is among the elites on the right […]

  2. Joe
    September 30th, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Nader is not a commie (although the distinction is not that great).  He is a leftist populist.  He is also, sad to say, closer to some conservatives in willing to derail a candidate from the left for not being left enough (just like many here will never vote for a squishy republican even if that means Obama wins). 

    But if they push Obama farther to the left for the general–they are doing us conservatives a favor.  It just makes harder for Obama to triangulate. 

    I did not know Funt’s kid is a libtard.  Too bad.  I liked Candid Camera. 

  3. Joe
    September 30th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    Recent polls show that 40 percent of voters identify themselves as “moderate.” President Obama needs to woo them, whether progressives like it or not. Republicans, meanwhile, will be hurt by the deepening fissure within their ranks, and the last thing Democrats need is to replicate that condition.

    The election will turn on moderates.  That 40% figure is misleading.  Voters tend to fall on a spectrum from hard core radical leftists (Obama’s mentors fall in this catagory) gradually getting more sane until you get to the fast majority of conservatives (the saniest of them all).  There are also a fringe of nuts on the far far right.  Obama is very polarizing.  Even with support down, he has his base locked up.  They may not be ethusiastic or show up in 2012, but they will never vote GOP or conservative. 

    What we need is a strong conservative who can get this country’s fiscal health restored.  I think Herman Cain gets that.  I hope the other GOP candidates get it too.  It is not the same old come along get along compromise.  Not on that issue.  We need to roll back entitlements.  Obamacare has to go.  Bush-Rove’s prescription drug plan has to go.  Medicare needs to be completely revamped and down sided.  Social Security has to be made to pencil (which is possible).  And the only way you can possibly do that is to get those in the middle to support those changes.  So we need a principled conservative and a communicator. 

    But if the choice is a weaker conservative or Barack Obama?  If that what the genral election gives us, I am going for the partial win than some protest vote. 

  4. Leslie Eastman
    September 30th, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    State of Emergency, Obama-style: Comments about “state of emergencies”, “suspending elections” and other constitution-destroying measures may indicate Team Obama is signaling how they plan to handle a spate of bad news regarding 2012.

  5. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Communist, leftist populist, To-may-toe, To-mah-toe, merely different points on the arc leading inexorably downward into serfdom and darkness.

  6. McGehee
    September 30th, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    (just like many here will never vote for a squishy republican even if that means Obama wins).

    The point in our case being, if you want to win, DON’T NOMINATE THE SQUISHY.

    Seems like a simple enough message to me.

  7. Joe
    September 30th, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    That is exactly right, the battle for middle earth is in the primaries.  So to speak. 

  8. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    No partial win or draw is there, only victory or defeat.

  9. McGehee
    September 30th, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Only trouble is, they don’t heed the warning in the primaries because they don’t believe there will be a penalty.

  10. Joe
    September 30th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Well, if people won’t vote what can you say.  That is how things happen. 

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